Tainan Mayor Lai ‘would have good shot in New Taipei’

The China Post
Date: January 14, 2017
By: James Lo

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Poll results released Friday revealed Tainan Mayor William Lai (賴清德) would have a strong chance of victory should he shift his aspirations north and run in New Taipei’s 2018 mayoral race.

The survey by local news site My Formosa, which ranked six possible candidates from three parties, gave Lai a 47.6 percent chance of winning, putting him behind only incumbent New Taipei Mayor Hou You-yi (侯友宜) at 50 percent.

However, if pitted against each other, the poll projected that Lai would win with 43.8 percent of votes over Hou’s 36.6 percent.

Lai himself has shown no signs that he intends to leave his current post early to seek a bid in New Taipei, and has issued multiple statements emphasizing the importance of his incumbent position.    [FULL  STORY]

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